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By education and experience - Accountant with a specialty in taxation. Formerly a CPA (license has lapsed). Masters degree in law of taxation from University of Denver. Now retired. Part time work during baseball season as receptionist & switchboard operator for the Colorado Rockies. This gig feeds my soul in ways I have trouble articulating. One daughter, and four grandchildren. I share the house with two cats; a big goof of a cat called Grinch (named as a joke for his easy going "whatever" disposition); and Lady, a shelter adoptee with a regal bearing and sweet little soprano voice. I would be very bereft if it ever becomes necessary to keep house without a cat.
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2014-08-27 5:11 PM
DUI? Who, me?
Actually, I knew it wasn't for me, the Denver police had set up a checkpoint on one of the main routes out of the nightlife section of downtown Denver. I was on my way home from working at Coors Field and found myself in a long line of traffic with no way to avoid the checkpoint.
My only beverage that evening had been iced tea, but still I had a tinge of apprehension as my turn got closer. The bag I take to the stadium with my lunch, an umbrella, a small purse with a dollar or two, and perhaps a book, was in the back seat. I wondered if the officers would want to see my license and registration, and if so, would I need permission to leave the driver's seat and retrieve them?
Not to worry, the officer noticed my stadium badge and logo, asked me what I had been drinking, and smiled when I told him "iced tea." He gave me his business card, and a small flyer with information about the DUI checkpoints, directions to a website about the use of checkpoints, and an opportunity to take a survey. My name would be entered into a pool with an opportunity to win a $50 gas card.
I imagine that those who should not be driving present a different affect to the officers than women in their 70's with clothing clearly indicating they are on the way home from work.
Another new experience!
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